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commencement 2006 

2 Speaker Martha Coakley 

6 # 14, 18 Baccalaureate 2006 

9 Student Awards 
13 Faculty/Staff Awards 

reunion 2006 

20 Reunion Class Prizes 

campus news 

24 Sports Round-Up 

30 Board News 

34 Around and About 

The Academy 

Together. . .Wherever We Go! 

Molly Owen hugs Mark Rinaldi 

The Class of 2006 vowed during their Unity Days at 
Brantwood in September that they would all jump the wall 
together in May. And so they did. Flaunting their adopted 
mantra, 'The Best for Last," all 86 members of the Class of 
2006 took the leap and celebrated their status as the final 
Governor Dummer class to graduate before the school 
changed its name to The Governor's Academy in July. 

English teacher Dick Searles congratulates Morse Flag 
recipient Ki Young Kim during Commencement. 

6 Commencement "Reunion Issue 


Commencement 2006 

The Pursuit of Happiness 
in the New Millennium: 

What if the Hokey Pokey really 
IS what it's all about? 

(The title is from the inside of a bottle cap from some New- Age Iced Tea.) 

Martha Coakley, District Attorney of Middlesex County, delivered the Commencement Address. Following is an abridged version of her speech. 

Recently I turned fifty. FIFTY. 
Half of the last century; five 
decades/ probably older than 
many of your parents. So you 
can indulge me a little, and in 
return I hope that I will not be 
one of those people I never 
would have listened to when I 
was your age. 

Thirty years ago, I was in love 
with life and all its possibilities 
and potential. After all, our 
president had acknowledged 
that he should resign due to the 
Watergate mess/ we were still 
mired in Vietnam but about to 
extricate ourselves; and Saturday 
Night Fever and the Bee Gees 
ruled the culture. It seemed that 
some of the old prejudices of 
the '50s and '60s were breaking 
down, especially for women, 
and I thought I was headed for 
law school in a year or two. The 
world was my oyster/ I had the 
world on a string. I needed to 
graduate, but I, and I think most 
of my classmates, were pretty 
optimistic about life, liberty, and 

the successful pursuit of happi- 

Four years before that, like 
you, I was leaving high school 
behind and headed to Williams 
College, where I was in the first 
entering class that admitted 
women. College was hard, fun, 
trying and wonderful, and I envy 
those of you who, beginning in 
the fall, or in a year or two, will 
have the luxury of a liberal arts 
education. In the words of Jill 
Ker Conway, the first woman 
President of Smith College: 

"Make your mind a place you 

want to live for the rest of your 

i. // 

Now, I am a lawyer, and a 
prosecutor at that. As an elect- 
ed District Attorney of 
Middlesex, 1.5 million people, 
54 cities and towns, about 25% 
of the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, I have become 
cynical perhaps, as someone 
who every day sees the seamy 
side of life — man's inhumanity 
to man in some ways has not 

changed that much since the 
dawn of history. Every day we 
see the result of child abuse, 
negligent and intentional/ the 
ugliness of domestic partner vio- 
lence/ the finality of murder/ the 
pettiness and banality of most 
crimes, victimless or not. 

I've also seen the tremendous 
resilience by many who were 
victims and their families/ the 
positive channeling of tremen- 
dous rage into legislative 
changes — like the family mem- 
bers who lobbied to provide 
additional protection for those 
who are stalked, after their sister 
was killed by a package bomb/ 
the educational outreach and 
fundraising to address the issue 
nationally of child abuse by the 
parents whose younger son was 
shaken to death by their live-in 
au pair/ or some folks just mak- 
ing enough noise to get a cross- 
walk and light installed where a 
daughter was killed crossing a 
major highway in Cambridge 
after leaving a building at MIT. 

This is the encouraging and 
rewarding part of my work, 
which comes from working with, 
and speaking for, the victims of 
crime and society's unfairness, 
as well as focusing our efforts on 
the larger picture. Can any of 
this be prevented? If so, how 
do we do it? How much will it 
cost? How do we draw from 
other disciplines, medicine, psy- 
chiatry, social work, researchers 
and statisticians, and others, to 
get better solutions for the man- 
agement of public safety? How 
do we get politicians — and vot- 
ers — to focus on practical ways 
of making our society better than 
we found it, not just reciting the 
rhetoric? It is an absorbing and 
never-finished project. Just 
when I think we have made 
progress, I am appalled to see 
that yet another 18-year-old has 
killed his girlfriend or his best 
friend by driving drunk. Or 
after one father is in jail, and the 
other one dead, ironically over a 
disagreement about sportsman- 


August | 2006 

ship on the ice hockey rink. 
You'd think reasonable people 
would learn a lesson. But they 
don't. And children are still 
abused and hungry in this coun- 
try and around the world; 
greedy corporate executives feel 
free to lard their own bank 
accounts at a cost to consumers 
and their employees; we have 
no cure for most cancers. 

So, the news, for you all, is 
that we have not solved all the 
world's problems. Not only did 
we leave enough work for you 
to do, we probably have creat- 
ed a few more problems for you 
to solve. The dawning of the 
Age of Aquarius - when peace 
would guide the planets, and 
love would steer the stars - are 
just words of a popular song in 
the '70s from the Rock Musical 
Hair, and not any kind of politi- 
cal or other reality. 

The only reason this is good 
news at all is that it means there 
are still plenty of challenges left 
in the world for you to tackle. 
Because I believe — and you 
don't have to buy this today, 
just tuck it away and retrieve and 
test it later when you are ready — 
that the only really truly happy 
people are those for whom the 
pursuit of happiness involves the 
true search for, and involvement 
in, personal and professional 
Stuff That Matters. Robert 
Louis Stevenson, who wrote a 
lot of poetry that rhymed and 
metered, was once quoted to 
me as having said: 

"Better to travel hopefully than 
to arrive." 

I was in the 8th grade, I didn't 
get it. The "travel hopefully" stuff 
was ok, but surely it was better 

to arrive than not arrive? It took 
me awhile to see that sometimes 
the destination is less important 
than the way we get there, the 
stuff we do, and accomplish, 
and learn and see and the peo- 
ple we encounter on this jour- 
ney. Remember that it is not 
happiness, but only the pursuit 
of happiness, that the 
Declaration of Independence 
talks about. Mark Twain who 
said a lot of great stuff, about 
Stuff That Matters and occasion- 
ally about Stuff That Didn't 
Matter That Much, but it was 
still funny, said: 

'You will be more disappoint- 
ed in the things you didn't do 
than by the ones you did. So 
throw off the bowlines. Sail 
away from the safe harbor." 

I suppose I have done that 
more often than not. Some 
people look at my resume and 
say, 'You have a lot of experi- 
ence." And others say, You 
can't keep a job!" I worked at 
two firms, left to go to a DA's 
office, worked as a Federal pros- 
ecutor, came back to head up 
our Child Abuse unit, left to run 
for office and lost, went back to 
the DA's office and then ran for 
DA, while in the back of my 
mind I figured if I lost that race I 
would head out to Telluride and 
take a year to perfect my skiing. 
But I won. And I feel there are 
not too many opportunities I 
have had, personally and pro- 
fessionally, that I didn't take, 
and I suppose that's how I dis- 
covered what I like, what gives 
me satisfaction, and that I'm 
pretty good at a few things. 
And at fifty, of course, I can see 
the wisdom of Ralph Waldo 

Emerson's advice: 

'There is something which you 
can do better than another. 
Listen to the inward voice, and 
bravely obey that. Do the things 
at which you are great." 

But how do you figure what 
you're good at? And what 
does it have to do with the pur- 
suit of happiness? There's a 
hokey country music crossover 
song by Lee Ann Womack. I 
think it is a mother's advice to 
someone — her child? former 
lover? I like the line at the end 
of the refrain: 

"And if you have the chance 

to sit it out, or dance I 

hope you'll dance!" 

There is another silly song, 
from 1967 that you are too 
young to know first-hand. From 
the Charlie Brown's Peanuts 
characters — actually, a kinder- 
garten/cartoon precursor of 
Seinfeld — there was an off- 
Broadway and Broadway show 
called, "You're a Good Man, 
Charlie Brown! At the end, 
there's a line tying up the mes- 

"Happiness is singing together 
when the day is through; And 
happiness is those who sing with 

I think that about gets it right. 

One of the best things about 
my time in college was my 
major, a new interdisciplinary 
program called the History of 
Ideas. We learned how the 
Christian-Western notions of 
progress — that hard work and 
talent and penance would equal 
redemption in heaven (or in the 
secular model, success on earth) 
— was the polar opposite to 
Eastern theologies (then cul- 

tures) — where the root belief 
was one of re-incarnation, circu- 
lar rather than linear experi- 
ences. The destination was sec- 
ondary, if not irrelevant, to the 
journey. Remember Robert 
Louis Stevenson, better to trav- 
el hopefully? 

Some of you, I expect, feel 
strongly that you know who you 
are, and what you want to do 
and be when you grow up. To 
those, I extend my congratula- 
tions but also warning — you 
should, from time to time, not 
be afraid to re-evaluate those 
goals you have, and at least 
make sure that you take time to 
enjoy other Stuff That Matters 
along the way. Others may be 
somewhat unsure and have little 
or no idea of what you want to 
do after graduation. At the risk 
of incurring the wrath of at least 
some of your parents, I will gen- 
tly (but honestly) say — Good 
for you! It's hard to know who 
you are or where you are going, 
only that you have had a few 
good years here at Governor 
Dummer Academy, assembling 
some road maps, and perhaps 
some navigational skills. 

So my hope for you all, on this 
May day of graduation, is that 
you travel hopefully in this year 
and beyond; that you will throw 
your bowlines out come June 
or beyond; that you will sing a 
song or two, even if tone deaf, 
with friends old and new, and if 
you have the chance to sit it out 
or dance, you will get in there 
and do the very best darned 
Hokey Pokey you know how! 
'Cuz that's what it's all about. I 



Commencement 2 06 

Far Left Richard 

Left from I. to r.: 
Andres Cruz, Philip 
Nelson, James 
Lawrence, Jyovani 

Above: Kaitlin McCarthy, Britney McKenna 



e rouowing colleges' 

Mark Rinaldi and Peter Donovan hold banner signed by the entire Class 
of 2006 for Mr. Doggett 

Cameron W Archibald 
Alexandra C Arn'go 
Emilie E Arthur 
Ryan J Becker 
Amy E Block 
Mary A Boadu 
Morgan E Bradford 
Molly E Brierley 
Lauren M Budd 

Martin Cahill 
Kevin A Campbell 

Nicholas J Caro 
Rossli C Chace 
Hyunwoo Cho 
Erin C Connors 
Allison V Coombs 
Keith P Corbett 
Alexandra S Cotreau 
Zachary A Cotreau 
Alexander D Crosett IV 
Andres A Cruz 
Caroline M de Lacvivier 
Devyn R DiFronzo 
Francis J P Donovan 
Richard S Dubord 
Todd W Eudailey 
Corwin L Fischer 
Donato A Frattaroli 
Marisa S Frey 
Jane L Goodman 
Charles L Grant 

Antonio L Gross 
James H Gurney 

Elizabeth C Guyton 
Sarah B Harmeling 
Meghan Hartnett 

Tufts University 

Eckerd College 

University of New Hampshire 

Florida State University 

Union College 

Columbia University 

New York University 

Rollins College 

Hobart and William Smith 


University of Delaware 
United States Merchant Marine 

Williams College 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
University of Illinois 
Brown University 
Saint Anselm College 
University of New Hampshire 
Boston University 
United States Military Academy 
University of Virginia 
University of Tampa 
Skidmore College 
Simmons College 
University of New Brunswick 
Dickinson College 
University of Denver 
Suffolk University 
Merrimack College 
Allegheny College 
Boston CoLlege 
English-Speaking Union / 

Dartmouth College 
Marlboro College 
United States Merchant Marine 

Union College 
Emory University 
PG Year - Phillips Academy 


Andrew D Huebner 
Margaret E Hughes 

Jyovani W Joubert 
Cameron E Keith 
Kidong Kim 
Ki Young Kim 
Ania R S Krzywicki 
James M Lawrence 
Yu Jin Lee 
Samuel H Light 
Tony Lo 

Matthew J Lombardi 
Daniel A Lundquist 
Kathryn A Malleck 
Kaitlin J McCarthy 

Julia E Mclnnis 
Britney J McKenna 
Emily R Niello 
Mariel P Mercer 
Sebastien Merove-Pierre 
Hannah L Miner 
Karina Montilla 
Matthew D Moore 
Kristen A Moores 
Giovany R Morales 

Kullachate Muangnapoh 
Sean P Murphy 
Philip K Nelson 
Molly K Owen 
Mackenzie J Pelletier 
Zachary L Richards 
Mark C Rinaldi 
Jacob A Robinson 
Rebecca A Roche 
Jacquelyn A Russell 
Matthew F Rutter 
Zachary C Samson 
Garrett Schwartzbach 
David P Shack 
Gregory A Shealy 
Andrew T Sillari 
Kenneth C Smith 
Cory P Spinale 
Sari Takasugi 
Elizabeth N Tarr 
Jesus D Torres 
Erika N Tortorici 
Caroline B Tumbull 
Dana E Vancisin 
Jared B Wood 

Bucknell University 
English-Speaking Union / 

Saint Michael's College 
Saint Joseph's College 
University of Connecticut 
Carnegie Mellon University 
Tufts University 
Lewis & Clark College 
Colby-Sawyer College 
Parsons School of Design 
Union College 
Suffolk University 
Boston College 
University of New Hampshire 
Sarah Lawrence College 
Rochester Institute of 


University of New Hampshire 
Trinity College 
Boston College 
Year Off 

Roger Williams University 
Lewis & Clark College 
University of Massachusetts 
Colby College 
University of Denver 
Wentworth Institute of 


Northwestern University 
Alfred University 
Wagner College 
Boston College 
Hamilton College 
Bucknell University 
Harvard University 
Emmanuel College 
Year Off / University of Vermont 
Quinnipiac University 
University of Colorado 
University of Arizona 
University of Colorado 
University of Richmond 
Georgia Institute of Technology 
Wheaton College 
University of South Carolina 
Nazareth College 
Northeastern University 
Tufts University 
Pratt Institute 
Salve Regina University 
Colby College 
Colby College 
Hobart and William Smith 




What I Learned in School! 

The following is abridged 
from a speech delivered 
by Elizabeth Tarr '06 at the 
Baccalaureate Service on 
May 27,2006. 

Elizabeth Tarr '06 

My father always says, "Liza 
dear, the only things I have to do in life are die and pay taxes. It 
is this concept of choice that I believe characterizes the character, 
individualizes the individual, and personalizes the person. We 
choose our comrades, our schools, our residences, and our liveli- 
hoods. Hence, we indirectly choose what kind of individual we 
will become. Nothing reveals more about a person than the choic- 
es he or she makes. In relevance to my time spent here at 
Governor Dummer, such life choices have helped shape me into 
the individual I am today. The Academy is only and all of what 
you make of it. 

To be honest, I contemplated leaving the Academy after fresh- 
man year, but there is nothing more powerful than the power or 
knowing someone believes in you. Thanks to a close group of 
people who did just that, including Ms. Ruhl, Miss Scharfe, Mr. 
Wann, Mr. Stowens, Ms. Stickney, Ms. Rowe, and many upper- 
classmen teammates and fellow advisees, I felt loved, supported, 
and cared about. The Academy is such a wonderful place 
because those who comprise it have an amazing ability to make its 
students feel wanted. The decision to stay at the academy was 
arguably the best one I have made in my life. I do not believe I 
could have asked for a more talented, sincere, selfless, and unit- 
ed group of people with whom to spend four years of my high 
school career. I just needed to give life a chance to set sail 
because good things do come to those who wait. The decision 
to stay at Governor Dummer also set the stage for another choice 
I made at the end of my junior year, which was to become a 

After three years as a day student, something still felt like it was 
missing. Friends were wonderful, grades were good, and extracur- 
ricular were enjoyable, but I knew that there was special poten- 
tial hidden beneath my surface accomplishments. Granted, I loved 
the freedom of driving a car to and from school, as well as home- 
cooked meals and my own mattress, but intuition told me there 
was still more juice left to be squeezed. 

I found myself in September of 2005 squished in our station 
wagon, which was stuffed to the gills with more thingamajigs than 
I knew I even owned, including not one but two extra book- 

shelves, which Mom would eagerly assemble upon our arrival 
with her own electric drill and tool kit. I knew I scared the bejesus 
out of Julia when Mom and I almost toppled her over with the 
towering pine shelves. Even Mr. Ogden seemed a little con- 
cerned when the plaques and pictures on his wall started to shake 
due to the drilling, a surely unprecedented measure taken to 
ensure maximum storage for items of academic merit. Whatever 
the case, boarding was simply fabulous. 

You never really know someone until you live with him or her. I 
can tell you a lot of things about Julia that you may not already 
know. For example, she puts on her makeup before she gets 
dressed; she listens to the same Rascal Flatts mix almost every 
morning while she gets ready for school; she owns well over twen- 
ty sweatshirts, and you can tell she's had a rough night when she 
doesn't blow dry her hair in the mornings. On top of all that, she 
is probably the easiest person to live with, as well as one of the 
most patient and tolerant people I have ever met. Thanks for 
always letting me leave the light on late, Jules. 

What I learned about myself is this: it isn't normal to go through 
the the Academy face book and write down the nicknames of 
every single person at the school (for example, below "Elizabeth 
Tarr, Beverly, Mass," I would write "Liza.") Also, having more 
pictures of your boyfriend on your wall than of your own family is 
unethical. I also learned that I carry on conversations with myself 
while sleeping, and TV is best enjoyed in a permanently smelly 
room with a giant soiled stuffed football while eating a two-pound 
block of Hunter's cheddar, Becky's hummus, Marisa's Jello, 
Molly's smoked salmon, and Erika's Keebler crackers. I discov- 
ered I'm really good at slicing cheese, cutting apples, and pro- 
crastinating. I made friends easily because I owned a cutting board 
and a knife. I live for naps and online shopping, and, thanks to 
Julia, I now really enjoy country music. Despite how insignificant 
these details may seem, it was in these moments shared with the 
people I grew to love, that I felt like I had finally found myself after 
a lifetime of searching. 

I was thinking about what such instances signify in the final min- 
utes of my last and biggest game as a Gov last Monday against 
Brooks. The score was somewhere around 15-5, not in our favor. 
It struck me then in the last 60 seconds of my Academy lacrosse 
career that what makes life special is moments, not games, not 
weeks, not years. In lacrosse, such moments may be tying up the 
score with less than 10 seconds left on the clock, a flawless pass- 
ing sequence, or a beautiful interception. Each incident is marked 
by the joy and excitement that remind us why we play the sport, 
or in relevance to all facets of life, why it is so great to be alive. 

So, we lost to Brooks that day, by a lot, yet it was hard to feel 


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defeated. The initial reaction was total disappointment, but I 
restrained the tears. I thousht back to our early games of the 
season when Annie dayman scored seven goals against 
Groton, and our amazing team defense which broke the 
offensive stall at the game's end in order for us to keep the 
lead by one, or when we scored three goals in one minute 
to tie and go on to win in overtime against BB&N. The 
moments of sheer joy and tremendous camaraderie following 
the wins were unforgettable, just like the moments in the 
dorm stuffing our faces in front of American Idol, at the 
Senior Concert last night when Molly and Sander left a 
room full of tears, or at Brantwood, when our class compiled 
a list of goals that we not only fulfilled, but surpassed. It is 
moments like these that make being at Governor Dummer 
worth every second. The ability to share such highs and lows 
with your classmates is equally special. It is difficult to feel 
defeated when you're surrounded by people who care 
about you and with whom you have shared so many 
instances of joy and genuine friendship. In lacrosse, we did 
not always end up so victorious in terms of numbers, but it 
was impossible to deny the power of such moments where 
we felt unbeatable. 

In closing, I want to thank my classmates. I often find myself 
searching for something "better"; I'm hard to satisfy, but what 
I was looking for was in front of me all along. It was the hys- 
terical laughter at Friday's morning meetings when Mark and 
Andrew put themselves on the line just to make us smile, or 
the relief we felt after reaching the summit at Brantwood, 
knowing that we couldn't have done it without the support 
of our peers, or the rebelliousness we harbored together 
after pulling off a very good senior prank. It was such pieces 
of all of you who helped me find myself and helped us find 
each other, and finding oneself is a wonderful thing to 

Thank you for making each day worth living, each risk worth 
taking, and each moment worth remembering. The chal- 
lenges made us stronger, and the rewards made it sweeter. 
This year, especially, you have continued to amaze me with 
your dynamic personalities, sense of humor, and extraordi- 
nary respect for one another. It was the Class of 2006 more 
than any other sports squad who was the best team I have 
ever had the honor to be a part of. You epitomize every 
sense of the word. Thank you for bringing closure to my 
experience and continuing to not only maintain, but rather 
raise the standard for leadership, class, and camaraderie here 
at Governor Dummer Academy. I cannot and will not forget 
you. They truly have saved the best for last. Thank you. I 

Graduates Molly Owen, Elizabeth Guyton, Julia Mclnnis 

Henry Gumey '06 and family 

John Seufert and Matt Rutter '06 



MORSE FLAG ~ 2006 

Ki Young Kim and Family 

The Morse Flag was first pre- 
sented 93 years ago at the 
150th Commencement of this 
school on June 9, 1913, and it 
has been awarded each year 
since that time to the senior 
whose record in all respects has 
met with the highest approval of 
the faculty. According to the 
Trust established by the late 
Rev. Glenn Tilley Morse, a 
long-time friend and Trustee of 
the Academy, a new flag is pro- 
vided each year in order that 
the old flag, which has flown 
over the School during the past 
year, may be given to a member 
of the graduating class. 

Since he arrived on campus in 
the fall of 2002, he has seem- 
ingly touched every corner of 
our school community. His 
kindness, vitality and sincere 
commitment to learning has 
been apparent to all. We have 
all been impacted by his engag- 
ing warmth, his wry sense of 
humor and his earnest approach 
to his every endeavor. It has 
been said that nothing great was 
ever achieved without enthusi- 

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asm and our recipient 
approaches each day, every 
challenge and every opportuni- 
ty with unbridled energy and 
optimism. As a result, he has 
consistently accomplished great 

His record as a scholar is dis- 
tinctive. He is one of the 
Academy's top mathematicians 
who consistently has pushed 
the limits of our curriculum by 
enrolling in all the available 
Advanced Placement and 
Advanced Topics offerings. 
His first introduction to the 
world of physics was at the AP 
level. Despite the sophistication 
of the material, the rapid pace 
of the course and the fact that 
each of his classmates had at 
least two previous years of 
experience in the discipline, he 
emerged as one of the leading 
students in the section. He has 
impressed all of his English and 
history teachers with a prodi- 
gious work ethic, an intense 
desire to improve upon his skills 
and a sincere interest in the 
ideas and concepts introduced 

in class. It came as no surprise 
that he was one of eight seniors 
inducted into the Cum Laude 
Society this fall. 

In the grand tradition of 
Governor Dummer Academy, 
he has made significant contri- 
butions to the artistic and athlet- 
ic arenas as well. He is an 
accomplished musician who has 
studied bassoon at the New 
England Conservatory and has 
strengthened our orchestral pro- 
gram with his unique talent. He 
has graced our stage as a singer 
in the chorus and as a performer 
in the winter musical. He has 
also mastered back of the house 
skills by running the light board 
for many of our dramatic pro- 
ductions. His lighting design for 
the winter musical received a 
Spotlight Award from the 
North Shore Music Theatre for 
being the best in the area. On 
the soccer field he is a gifted 
and dedicated competitor 
whose teammates elected him 
as one of their captains this past 

In fact, he has held numerous 

leadership roles throughout his 
tenure in Byfield. Because of his 
warmth, maturity and concern 
for others, he was selected as a 
dorm proctor. His sound judg- 
ment and integrity resulted in his 
being named an alternate for 
the Discipline Committee. His 
peers voted him Vice President 
of his Junior class and, for the 
past two years, Boarder 
Representative to the Student 

What makes this young man 
all the more remarkable is that 
he has achieved all of this with 
English being his second lan- 

He is a role model, a scholar, 
a leader, a contributor and a 
true force for good in our com- 

It is with the admiration and 
appreciation of the Governor 
Dummer faculty that the 2006 
Morse Flag Award is presented 

Ki Young Kim of Seoul, 
South Korea 

— Headmaster Marty Doggett 

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Choral Director Christopher Drelich and The First 

Thorndike Hilton Cup " awarded to the ranking scholar of the graduating 

Kidong Justin Kim of Seoul, Korea 

The Peter Marshall French Memorial Trophy is inscribed each year 
with the name of a student at any level whose perseverance, sportsmanship and generous 
spirit on the playing field, represents the highest standards of committed participation and 
fair play. An inscribed scroll accompanies the trophy 

James Henry Gurney of Dublin, New Hampshire 

The Goodwin Athletic Prize, established by Mr Fred H Goodwin of the 
Class of 1916, a Trustee of the Academy from 1916 to 1949, is given to that senior boy 
who, by his athletic achievement and sportsmanship, has brought the greatest honor to his 
school during the past year 

Nicholas John Caro of Andover, Massachusetts 

The Anne Marie Murphy Athletic Award is given annually at 

Commencement time to that senior girl who, by her example and her achievement in 
athletics, has brought the greatest honor to her school during the past year 

Emilie Elizabeth Arthur of Newbury, Massachusetts 

The Thespian Award, created in 1971, is awarded for meritorious work in the 
field of dramatics, for inspiring participation, for providing leadership and developing 
theatrical knowledge and abilities. 

Molly Elizabeth Bnerley of Lynnfield, Massachusetts 

The Edward J. Rybicki Prize is awarded to the individual making the greatest 
positive contribution to the school newspaper over the past academic year 

Cameron Whitney Archibald of West Newbury, Massachusetts 

The Barriskill Prize is awarded annually to that member of the senior class who 
has made an outstanding contribution in the field of music at the Academy. 

Charles Lawson Grant of Boxford, Massachusetts 

The Mercer Art Prize is given to that senior with exceptional creativity and 
originality who has earned honor grades in all available Studio Art and Art History 
courses and demonstrated intentional efforts to achieve artistic awareness and proficiency. 

Yu Jin Lee of Seoul, Korea 

The Johnson Science Award is awarded annually to an outstanding science 
scholar in recognition of his or her achievements in the area of science. 

Kenneth C Smith of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire 

The Cumings Prize is awarded annually to a student who has sf 
severance, hard work and good spirit in contributing to the welfare of the School. 

Dana Elizabeth Vancisin of Hamilton, Massachusetts 

The Gaffney Prize is awarded to that senior who, in the opinion of the 
has been most considerate of the rights, opinions and sensibilities of others. 

Margaret Esther Hughes of St Albans, Vermont 

The Sarah Ellen Avalon Award is awarded to that senior who thi 

work, determination and strength of character, has worked to develop his or her potential 

to the fullest and in so doing, has been a true credit to Governor Dummer Academy 

Mary Agyeman Boadu of Bronx, New York 

Special Prizes are awarded to members of the Governor Dummer Senior Class 
whose perseverance, courage, initiative, sense of responsibility, loyalty, and concern for 
others have contributed to the strength of the Academy 

Alexander Davis Crosett IV of North Andover, Massachusetts 

Lauren Marie Budd of Yardley, Pennsylvania 

Morgan Elizabeth Bradford of South Hamilton, Massachusetts 

Ryan John Becker of Pace, Florida 

Giovany R. Morales of West Newbury, Massachusetts 

Elizabeth Catherine Guyton of Rye Beach, New Hampshire 

The Wilkie Service Award is awarded to a senior whose contributions to the 
community outside the Academy best demonstrate the deep concern and the unfailing 
sympathy for others 

Marisa Sharland Frey of Newfields, New Hampshire 

The Alumni Association Award is given to a senior who has shown 
community spirit and concern within the Academy and has displayed qualities of 
awareness and humanity 

Zachary Andrew Cotreau of Manchester, Massachusetts 

The Moody Kent Prizes are awarded for outstanding achievement in each 
department of study. 

English Charles Lawson Grant of Boxford, Massachusetts 

History Ki Young Kim of Taejeon, Korea 

Mathematics Mark C Rmaldi of West Boylston, Massachusetts 

Science Mackenzie Jordan Pelletier of Peabody, Massachusetts 

Music Hyunwoo Cho of Seoul, Korea 

Foreign Language Elizabeth Nelson Tarr of Beverly, Massachusetts 

Art Sean Patrick Murphy of Hampton Falls, New Hampshire 

Zachary Coutreau receiving The Alumni Association Award from 
Headmaster Marty Doggett 



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i ere are two prizes which are awarded by vote of 
the entire faculty: One is the Morse Flag, awarded 
earlier this evening; the other, The Academy Prize. 
Upon retirement of Headmaster Ted Eames in 1959 
the underclassmen of the Academy endowed the 
already existing Academy Prize so that henceforth at 
each commencement it could be given "in honor of 
Edward W. and Eleanor K. Eames so that the quali- 
ties they so deeply prized might be prized in turn by future and succeed- 
ing classes." Those visiting the Phillips Building will find inscribed on the 
plaques outside my office door, in the entry-way of the Cobb Room, the 
names of all Morse Flag winners, reaching back to 1913, and the winners 
of this Academy Prize from 1931. 

People have instinctively gravitated towards this young man since he first 
arrived on campus. His freshman advisor was prescient when he speculat- 
ed that he had the potential to be one of the true leaders of his class. It 
has been observed that a leader is one who knows the way, goes the way 
and shows the way. This year's recipient of the Academy Prize possesses 
an inner navigational system that has guided himself, his peers and his 
school in positive and productive directions. 

Attitude is contagious and the affirmative and energetic approach he has 
taken to his studies has infected all of his classmates. He offers fresh ideas 
and insights, often quite unconventional, but they are the stuff that forces 
others to look at a text or the subject manner in innovative ways. He is a 
problem solver who inspires others to roll up their sleeves and join in the 
process of discovery. He is never complacent, always seeking to improve; 
he expects much of himself and those around him. 

He has played three varsity sports; one where he was a star, another 
where he had high profile moments and the third where he was a reserve. 
In all three venues he led. Regardless of his status, there was a consisten- 
cy in his approach to all three situations. He was a tireless worker, a tena- 
cious competitor, a model of sportsmanship and an enthusiastic and vocal 
cheerleader for his teammates. 

To no one s surprise yet indicative of the respect he enjoys from both 
faculty and students, he was selected as a dorm Proctor and elected as the 
senior Class President. His maturity, unselfishness and good judgment are 
recognized by all. 

Respect and laughter tend to naturally swirl around him. His droll one 
liners, uncanny impersonations and frequent celluloid appearances have 
enlivened our Friday morning meetings. His sense of humor is always pos- 
itively directed, often at his own expense. His style, wit and charisma have 
helped to set a positive tone on campus. Indeed, all that he has done rings 
of the best spirit of this school 

It is with pride and admiration that the faculty presents this year's 
Academy Prize to: 
Andrew Theodore Sillari of Topsfield, Massachusetts 

— Headmaster Marty Doggett 

Underclass Student* \ 

The following awards and honors were given at 

HARVARD BOOK PRIZE: "...awarded to that member of the jun- 
ior class deemed most worthy through high scholarship and character." 

Allan S. Bradley of By field, Massachusetts 

YALE BOOK PRIZE: "...given to a junior with a love of learning and 
high character." 

Meghan L Doherty of Andover, Massachusetts 

HOLY CROSS BOOK PRIZE: ". .awarded to a junior for distin- 
guished academic performance in a challenging program, for demonstrating a 
sense of concern for others and a strong sense of responsibility." 

Angela Hasler of Newburyport, Massachusetts 

a junior who has been outstanding in the study or English. 

Steven M Cody of Midlothian, Virginia 

MEMORIAL MATHEMATICS PRIZE: awarded to a junior 
who has been outstanding in the study of mathematics." 

Baileigh £ Kimball of Rye, New Hampshire 


"...awarded to an undergraduate who has shown proficiency in the study of 

Dane T. Lemberger of Lynnfield, Massachusetts 

COLBY COLLEGE BOOK PRIZE: awarded to a junior who 
has shown proficiency in the study of history and has displayed community 
spirit and evidence of personal growth." 

Jack A. Lamson of Amesbury, Massachusetts 

THE RENSSELAER MEDAL: "...awarded for outstanding achieve- 
ment in both math and science.' 

Royce Lee Kwon of Seoul, Korea 

Latin Students Primus 


Congratulations to the the Academy students who were recognized for f 
134,000 students in all 50 states and 13 foreign countries. Our Latin schl 

Latin I 

Sungbin Lee, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medalist 
John Diamond, Magna Cum Laude 
Abbey Karin, Cum Laude 

Latin II 

Caitlin Kelliher, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medalist 
Leslie Ward, Magna Cum Laude 
Nick Foley, Magna Cum Laude 
Chris Webster, Cum Laude 

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onvocation held at the end of the school year. 

JUNIOR ART PRIZE: "..awarded to that junior with exceptional talent and 
creative expression in one or more of the visual arts" 

Charles £ Nicholson of Pomfret Center, Connecticut 

JUNIOR MUSIC PRIZE: "..awarded to that junior with exceptional talent 
in one or more of the performing arts." 

Jenna A. Glendye of Methuen, Massachusetts 


sented, at the conclusion of their junior year, to those scholar athletes — both male 
and female — whose academic and athletic performance exhibit the character and 
commitment to excellence of Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. '55, President of the Board 

Brent P. Bielinski of Raleigh, North Carolina 

Alexandra J. McLain of Byfield, Massachusetts 

FRANCIS SCHOLARSHIP: "..awarded to a student of high character 
who has made substantial intellectual progress and who has demonstrated a spirit of 
cooperation and helpfulness in the life of the school." 

Ana Almeyda-Cohen of Bronx, New York 

HALE SCHOLARSHIP: " .awarded to a student who, through persever- 
ance, has shown the most improvement in the various aspects of school life and has 
become an esteemed contributor to the well-being of the Governor Dummer commu- 

Mohammed H. Sulley of New York, New York 

INGHAM FUND SCHOLARSHIP: awarded to help support an 
industrious and able student at the Academy" 

Brian A. Day of Danvers, Massachusetts 

WHITTEMORE AWARD: ". awarded to the member of the sophomore 
class who through attitude and perseverance has made the best contribution to the 
Academy." (Selection made by the class of 2006) 

Thomas J. Adams- Wall of Byfield, Massachusetts 

ichievement on the National Latin Exam, a standardized test administered to over 

Latin III - Prose 

Ania Krzywicki, Summa Cum Laude, Gold Medalist 
Emily Banta, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medalist 
Sumner Webster, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medalist 
Maggie Hughes, Cum Laude 
Adam Chisholm, Cum Laude 

Latin IV - Poetry 

Dane Lemberger, Summa Cum Laude, Gold Medalist 

Yeonju Woo, Maxima Cum Laude, Silver Medalist 

Cameron Archibald, Magna Cum Laude (her fourth certificate in as many years). 


The Headmaster's Cup is given to that senior who, in the judg- 
ment of the Headmaster, has best served the mission of the 

Exercising leadership is an art form. It is practiced not in words 
and promises but in attitude and actions. To lead is to engage in 
a classic give and take process; one must unselfishly give of one- 
self while concomitantly being prepared to take risks. 

The leadership roles he has assumed in the classroom/ in the 
athletic arena, and in the dormitory have been noteworthy in 
and of themselves. But it is the efforts he has put forth for the 
Class of 2006 in particular and for the school community in gen- 
eral that have set him apart. 

He set the tone on campus. Friday morning meetings were as 
highly anticipated as the reading of power ball numbers. Films 
worthy of Sundance or Cannes, skits that were definitely ready 
for prime time and even a musical performance that would make 
the Standells and the Boss envious (I think) were conceived, 
produced and orchestrated by this modern day impresario. We 
all would leave the PAC with an added bounce to our steps 
and a smile on our faces ready to face the challenges of the day. 
But he was not just about bread and circuses. When he 
spoke from the heart in chapel people listened. When he talked 
about the importance of making good decisions people listened. 
When he spoke about representing our school with class and 
pride, people listened. They listened to his words because he 
truly walked the talk. He has earned a vast reservoir of respect 
and credibility because of the way he has conducted his life. If 
there was a job that needed to be done, he delivered. He 
never delegated a task he wouldn't do himself. He was kind and 
considerate to all. His honesty and sincerity were totally trans- 
parent. And just for the record, he was one of our leading aca- 
demic scholars and most accomplished athletes. 

His senior year was an extended tour de force that truly made 
a difference and he made it fun. 

For his leadership of the Student Body, his support of the fac- 
ulty and his advancement of the ideals and mission of the 
Academy, it is my pleasure to present the 2006 Headmaster's 
Cup to: 
Mark Christopher Rinaldi of West Boylston, Massachusetts. 

— Headmaster Marty Doggett 


Arts Alive at The Academy! 

More than 125 members of the Academy community were on hand for the second annual arts awards ceremony in The Performing 
Arts Center on May 4. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors received awards for photography, ceramics, film, visual art, orchestra, jazz 
band, music, computer design, animation, tech, chorus, theater and dance. Congratulations to all those who make our community more 
beautiful and interesting with their skills, creativity and imaginations! 

Freshman Art Award - Soo Yeon Chai 
Sophomore Art Award - Paige Valchuis 
Junior Art Award - Charles Nicholson 
Sophomore Photo Award - Tucker Walsh 
Junior Photo Award - Ian Henneberger 
Sophomore Film Award - Joseph Brislin 
Junior Film Award - Meghan Doherty 
IFA-Film Award - Carson Stevens 
IFA-Ceramics Award - Abigail Collins 
IFA-Ceramics Award - Daniel Spillane 
Sophomore Ceramics Award - Toshiyuki Kishida 
Junior Ceramics Award - Alexandra McLain 
Freshman Award for Orchestra - Sarah Chisholm 

Freshman Award for Jazz Band - Jeremy Rubin 

Sophomore Award for Orchestra - Mint Maneepairoj 

Sophomore Award for Jazz Band - Kerk Soursourian 

Junior Award for Orchestra - Allan Bradley 

Junior Award for Jazz Band - Kanin Maneepairoj 

IFA Computer Design Award - Max Caron 

Computer Design Award - Michaela Early 

Animation Award - Timothy Gwynne 

IFA-Tech Award - Ryan Leavitt 

Freshman Tech Award - Emily Jacobs 

Sophomore Tech Award - Vanessa Norkus 

Junior Tech Award - Jern Sirivatanaaksorn 

Grace Ann Repczynski Tech Award - Grant Rogers 

Outstanding Freshman Musician - Amanda Correnti 
Outstanding Sophomore Musician - Shannon Lippert 
Outstanding Sophomore Musician - Jeanette Kincaid 
Outstanding Junior Musician - Drew Hester 
Outstanding Junior Musician - Nadine Ott 
Director's Award in Chorus - Christian Watson 
IFA Theatre Award - Gabriela Riley 
Sophomore Theatre Award - Alison Hoffman 
Outstanding Freshman Dancer - Kaela Duff 
Outstanding Sophomore Dancer - Margaret Hughes 
Outstanding Junior Dancer - Colette Lilly 

Murphy Mercer Short Story and 
Poetry Contest 

The Murphy Mercer Short Story and Poetry Contest is named in honor of A. 
MacDonald Murphy and Thomas McClary Mercer, two revered Governor Dummer 
English teachers whose combined service to the Academy totaled over 65 years. 
Winners of this contest are selected by the Academy's English Department from 
anonymous entries. 


year s winners are: 

A. MacDonald Murphy Short Story Winner: Charles Grant '06 

A. MacDonald Murphy Short Story Honorable Mention: Mary Boadu '06 

Thomas McClary Mercer Poetry Winner: Allan Bradley '07 

Thomas McClary Mercer Poetry Second Place Winner: Meghan Doherty '07 

Thomas McClary Mercer Poetry Honorable Mention: Jennifer Tomich '08 

Morehead Foundation Invites 
Academy Nominations 

Headmaster Marty Doggett announced 
in June that the Academy has been cho- 
sen to be a nominating institution for the 
prestigious Morehead Foundation. Only 
a few secondary schools outside of North 
Carolina are chosen for this honor. The 
school will now be able to nominate 
Academy students to receive Morehead 
Scholarships. Each student chosen for a 
Morehead is given a full four-year schol- 
arship to the University of North Carolina 
at Chapel Hill that includes an annual 
stipend to cover tuition and all other nor- 
mal expenses, a laptop computer, and 
fully funded summer enrichment experi- 
ences in the fields of Outdoor 
Leadership, Public Service, Travel and 
Study and Career Development. 'This is 
a great tribute to our school," said 
Headmaster Doggett, "and potentially an 
incredible opportunity for our students. 


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Moulton Achievement Award 

Rey Moulton, a Governor Dummer grad- 
uate of the Class of 1956 and a Trustee of 
the Academy/ endowed a series of annual 
awards to honor the working people who 
keep our school progressive and dynamic. 
Rey Moulton's philanthropy has been gen- 
erous and far-reaching. He underwrote the 
college tuitions of deserving students/ he 
was a significant benefactor of numerous 

educational institutions. He supported 
countless civic organizations. 

The Moulton Achievement awards rep- 
resent twelve significant cash gifts that are 
divided among teachers, administrators and 
staff. The pool of candidates for this honor 
comes exclusively from nominations from 
fellow colleagues on the faculty and staff. 
Award winners from the previous three 

years are ineligible for consideration as well 
as current holders of teaching chairs and 
any faculty or staff new to or departing from 
the Academy. The previous year's winners 
serve as a selection committee who narrow 
the field to finalists whose names are then 
presented to the Headmaster. 
To date, 52 separate members of the 
Academy family have been so honored. 

Rey Moulton '56 

~ For the passion and skill she brings to the classroom and the hardwoods: Erin O'Connell 

~ For his efforts in spearheading the school's recycling initiative and for the innovative computer modeling he brings to our sci- 
ence program Dr. Hal Schientaub 

~ For dedication and devotion to her advisees, students and players; Molly Prinn 

~ For excellence in the teaching of Latin and for being the quintessential residential school triple threat master Jeff Kelly 

~ For distinctive leadership of the fine arts program and for being the inventive genius behind so many of the videos that 
delight and entertain us: Geoff Brace 

~ For 27 years of loyal service to the Academy: Chris Stowens 

~ For his efforts in coordinating the weekend program and excellence in coaching track: Tim Weir 

- For being the Katherine Graham of The Governor and elevating the written quality of all of the school's external publica- 
tions and communications: Judy Klein 

~ For excellence in managing and attending to the myriad health care needs of the Governor Dummer Academy community: 
Diane Griesbach 

~ She has faithfully served the Academy with grace and professionalism for almost three decades. Every Mansion House func- 
tion and dinner benefits from her hard work, pleasant demeanor and attention to detail Libby Marshall 

~ For the artistic and creative art work and designs that make our school publications so distinctive: Christie Rawlins-Jackson 

~ Armies and schools travel on their stomachs. For his skill and accommodating nature that helps to make our purney so nutri- 
tious and enjoyable: David Alonzi 

Congratulations to the following staff and faculty who were honored in June for their years 
of service to the Academy. 

Five years 

Jamie Brayshaw 
Tracy Stickney 
Robert Field 
Susan Braese 
Karen Morse 
Christie Rawlins-Jackson 
Christine Kasila 
Anna E. Finch 
Thomas Robertson 
Andrea Ratner 
Colleen Ortins 

Ten years 

Karen A. Gold 
Peter K. Werner 
Maud Smith Hamovit 
Louise Healey 
Dorothy Pedrinelli 

Fifteen years 

Jeffrey P. Kelly 
Catherine A. Ceglarski 
Fontaine C. Bradley 
Jeffrey B. Wotton 
Joyce E. Colby 

Twenty years 

Janet E. Adams-Wall 

Twenty- five years 

Tina Gibbons 

Thirty Years 

Joan Ryan 

Teachers and Staff Leaving: 

Catriona Baker 
Will Dore 
Yarela Jara 
Peter Kazarinoff 



The Courage to 
Embrace What is Right 

Baccalaureate 2006 Address by Headmaster Marty Doggett 

This afternoon is the last time 
that you will gather in this beau- 
tiful chapel as a class. I remem- 
ber the first time you were all sit- 
ting together in this space. Not, 
of course/ here in the forward 
pews, but in a more distant 
place, well below the salt, in the 
nosebleed section of the bal- 
cony. In 2002 many had 
braces, bad haircuts and outfits 
that clearly looked as though 
they had been chosen by your 
parents for the first day of 
school. Collectively you shared 
that classic deer caught in head- 
lights look. Fast forward to 
today. You are poster children 
for orthodonturia; with a few 
notable exceptions, the quality 
of your barbers and stylists has 
noticeably improved; you 
arrived in sartorial splendor, I 
suspect, for the most part of 
your own choosing, and you 
exude that air of confidence and 
a sense of belonging that befits 
those who sit in the front of 

Our Academy is the nation's 
oldest boarding school, so at an 

institution steeped in history and College, America's first universi- 

tradition it is certainly fitting that ty, continued the practice of 

we share this final formal gather- holding a Baccalaureate prior to 

ing at a Baccalaureate ceremony, Commencement but began a 

one of the time honored rituals tradition of having a prominent 

of academia. The Baccalaureate member of the clergy deliver a 

service can trace its origins to sermon to the graduates and 

early 15th century Oxford their guests. My research tells 

University in England. Like you me that in those early days grad- 

all, it has evolved considerably uates sat through the 

over the years. Initially, each Baccalaureate services with, 

graduate was required to deliver "bowed head over which... 

a sermon in Latin as part of the hood was drawn, a picture of 

exercise. With all due respect to abject humility and utter embar- 

Mr. Kelly, that feature alone rassment." These must have 

insured that only coerced, guilt been quite some events 

driven members of the immedi- because I have seen friends and 

ate families attended. It acquaintances who are Harvard 

undoubtedly gave these lucky graduates in many capacities and 

folks a better appreciation of situations, but never in abject 

Dante's fifth circle of hell. I sus- humility. 

pect it may have driven at least The Baccalaureate service has 

some of the crowd to dive for continued to evolve into an 

the exits after the first few gradu- occasion of thanksgiving and 

ates had completed their celebration for the completion 

declensions. The Baccalaureate of a chapter in one's academic 

service migrated across the career. The service now usually 

pond with the earlier settlers, includes inspirational speakers, 

but, mercifully, the Latin piece music and a variety of perspec- 

never made it on the boat for tives. 

the transatlantic voyage. Harvard I don't exactly fit into any of 

these categories. I can't carry a 
tune in a bushel basket and my 
sons claim that they regularly are 
forced to be like those early 
Harvard students who bow their 
heads in utter embarrassment 
whenever I speak in public. 

So I guess all I really have to 
offer you is a brief perspective 
and this and a dollar sixty-seven 
will get you a medium cup of 
coffee at your local Dunkin' 

When I mentioned earlier that 
you all exude confidence and 
poise, I was being honest. 
However, my own failing mem- 
ory is still intact enough to 
remember that an element of 
fear always lurks at graduation 
exercises. Its presence is under- 
standable. It is natural to harbor 
some uncertainty of leaving what 
you know, of seeking what you 
want, of taking the wrong path, 
of failing the right one. Your 
closest friends are going in one 
direction, you in another. The 
Academy has been a small, 
serene, safe pond. The next 
rivers and oceans are large and 


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uncharted and may have danger- 
ous shoals and undertows. 

Nevertheless, I have every 
confidence that you leave here 
with the skills to navigate any 
body of water/ many of these 
talents and abilities you may not 
recognize you possess. I believe 
that one of these skills is 
courage. In your time here you 
have been empowered, you 
have been surrounded by 
audacity from your classmates 
and your teachers; you have 
been discouraged from being 
timid and you have learned to 
be brave. As you go forward 
you must continue not to be 
cowed by the opinions of oth- 
ers. You must continue to have 
the strength to say no to the 
wrong things and to embrace 
the right ones, even if you are 
the only one who seems to 
know the difference. Anna 
Quindlin, the writer, observed 
that "the ultimate act of bravery 
does not take place on a battle- 
field. It takes place in your heart, 
when you have the courage to 
honor your character, your intel- 
lect, your inclinations and yes, 
your soul, by listening to its 
clean, clear voice of direction 
instead of following the muddied 
messages of a timid world." That 
voice, your voice is strong now. 
Go take a leap of faith and fear- 
lessness into the arms of the 
great adventure of an authentic 

The antidote to fear is 
courage. I encourage you to be 
brave. As you have heard from 
Mr. Searles countless times, 
"Don't worry, you'll be fine." 

Finally, look around this chapel 
one last time; focus in particular 
on the friends that have been so 
much a part of your experience 
here in South Byfield. 

There seem to be many bless- 
ings associated with the 
Irish . . . maybe that is because we 
seem to need them more than 
most. I leave you with one my 
grandmother was known to 
invoke on occasions. 

"Give me a few good friends 
who will love me for what I am, 
and keep ever burning before 
my vagrant steps the kindly light 
of hope. And though I come 
not within the castle of my 
dreams, teach me to be thankful 
for life and for time's golden 
memories that are good and 
sweet. And may the evening's 
twilight find me gentle still." 

I hope your journey from this 
school will be full of knowledge, 
adventure, hope and courage. 
Go forth from here in confi- 
dence. Remember, wherever 
you go, every path connects 
you not only with where you are 
going, but with where you have 

I wish you much more than 
luck. I wish you courage. 
Godspeed! > 

Fulbright Scholar 

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Faculty Recognition Awards 

Kelleher Family Faculty 
Recognition Prize 

The Kelleher Family Prize is awarded to the fac- 
ulty member who, in the best tradition of mastery 
teaching, has demonstrated extraordinary commit- 
ment to students in all areas of the Academy life. 
The recipient must be a faculty member who 
has been at the Academy for at least three years. 
He or she must have had substantial contact that 
would involve a combination of classroom teach- 
ing, advising, dormitory responsibilities, coaching 
or other extracurricular activities. The donors have 
asked that there be no repeat winners. 

Members of the Class of 2006 proposed a slate 
of nominees for this award. This year's honoree 
appeared on more ballots than anyone else. Not 
surprising given his presence is felt in every aspect 
of school life. He is refreshingly direct and candid. 
You always know where you stand with him. He is 
not afraid to call a spade a bloody shovel. He is 
respected because he speaks from the heart. Many 
a meeting that was drifting towards mind numbing 
futility has been salvaged by a timely contribution 
of his wisdom and common sense. He is a good 
advisor who knows how to listen, when to back off 
and when to intervene. He is a rock solid teacher 
and steady dorm parent. He is a popular coach 
who has definitely discovered his female side in the 
last few years. 

Baseball had its Ruth; golf had its Zaharias and 
the Academy has its Ceglarski. 

It is my distinct 

pleasure to 

award the 

Kelleher Prize to 

Leonard "Babe" 


The Joseph G. Cook, Jr. Faculty 
Enrichment Grant 

To honor the memory of Joseph G. Cook, Jr. 
of the Class of 1953 his family, classmates, and 
friends have established an endowment to support 
our Faculty Enrichment Program. The Joseph Cook 
Endowment Grant will be awarded each year to an 
eligible member of the faculty and will enable that 
individual to pursue a topic of professional interest. 

This year's 

recipient is Susan 
Chase Director of 
the Pescosolido 
Library. Susan 
plans to use her 
grant to travel to 
the Canadian 

Maritime Provinces and to pursue genealogical 

Teaching Chairs 

Endowed Teaching Chairs are a visible and sig- 
nificant means to support and honor a faculty of a 
great school. This evening I have the distinct pleas- 
ure announcing the rotation of three of our 
endowed teaching chairs. Each honoree will occu- 
py the chair for three years. During this time he or 
she will receive a stipend from the income gener- 
ated from the gift. The rest of the gift's annual 
income will be used to augment the general facul- 
ty and staff compensation pool. 

The William Quigley 
Distinguished Teaching Chair 

This Chair was created by an anonymous donor 
to celebrate the great master teacher tradition that 
traces its origin back to Master Samuel Moody. It 

recognizes the distinguished teaching and commit- 
ment to learning that has long characterized the 
Governor Dummer Academy faculty. 

He always seems to have things in focus yet the 
focus is never about him. His primary objective is 
to encourage his students to look at their world 
from different perspectives, unique angles and 
unconventional vantage points in order to develop 
fresh insights. Gently but firmly he prods students 
to experiment, to take risks and to learn from their 
failures. The proof of his impact can be seen across 
the walls and screens of the Academy. Good 
teachers make hard things easy. His students are 
learning to zoom, fade, frame, crop and create in 
the best tradition of Federico Fellini and Ansel 

I am pleased 
to award the 

William Quigley 

Teaching Chair to 
David Oxton 

The Howard J. Navins Chair 

The Howard J. Navins Chair was established by 
Howard F. Stirn Class of 1941 to honor teacher, 
coach and role model Howard "Buster" Navins 
who, from 1936 until 1977, had an extraordinary 
41-year tenure at the Academy. 

We should all be so energetic, enthusiastic and 
generally excited about what we do. Only a stu- 
dent with severe narcolepsy could ever fall asleep 
in one of his classes. He is a teacher who truly 
makes the material come alive by adroitly melding 
Socratic method, primary sources, and creative 
internet resources with a gifted story teller's skill. 
He challenges his charges to think critically and cre- 
atively but always with the light touch that encour- 


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ages their best efforts. 

He is a school man through and through. There aren't many sports he can't coach well. He 
is a natural in the dormitory because the students know he genuinely is concerned about their 
well being. He has been a highly effective department chair, providing vision, leadership and 
encouragement for his colleagues. If there is a job to be done he is the first to volunteer. He 
is also paddler extraordinaire and can surf the web almost as well as he rides the breakers off 
Hampton Beach. 

I am pleased to award the 
Howard Navins Chair to Rod McLain 

The Peter Bragdon Teaching Chair 

Established by an anonymous donor, the Peter Bragdon Distinguished Teaching Chair hon- 
ors the vision and leadership that Peter Bragdon provided Governor Dummer Academy dur- 
ing his sixteen-year Headmastership. 

She lives in the world of metaphors, similes and descriptive language. The images she cre- 
ates through her analysis of poetry and prose are almost palpable. If you watch her in the class- 
room, she bends and twists her hands in an effort to both touch and convey the beauty that 
the word or words conjure. She invariably draws her students in, nurturing them and devel- 
oping within them an appreciation for literature. She has that special quality that differentiates 
the best teachers — the ability to connect equally well with all students regardless of age, back- 
ground or experience. 

It is my pleasure to award the 
Peter Brasdon Teaching Chair to 
Maud Hamovit 


Monday, September 25, 2006 

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Tell The World 
Who You Are 

Baccalaureate Address by history teacher Erin O'Connell 

In the year that many of our soon-to-be graduates were born, I 
had the opportunity to address my own graduating class. I consid- 
ered this to be a great honor and took my responsibilities very seri- 
ously. When the day of graduation finally arrived, I delivered my 
speech with an earnest sense of purpose. My teachers were quick 
to congratulate me; my mom cried and even my Dad could not find 
anything to criticize. So later that evening when I met up with my 
friends I was beaming with pride. I confidently strode into the 
party, waiting to receive the accolades of my classmates, when my 
very best friend and teammate approached me, patted me on the 
back and said, "Damn, Erin, we didn't think you would every shut 
up." I'll try to do better this time. 

Every Sunday morning at 10:30, I get into my car, drive down 
Route 133, swing a left onto 125 on my way to lunch with my 92- 
year-old grandmother. Ostensibly I go to check in on her and 
bring her some groceries, but I really go to hear her stories. My 
grandmother grew up in the Lawrence tenements, dropped out of 
school in the eighth grade to go to work, began a family during the 
Depression and continued to raise them during World War II and 
the Vietnam era. She never had a driver's license, stayed married 
to the same man for 60 years and has lived in the same house since 
the Roosevelt administration. She has a limited formal education 
but she paid attention during all those life experiences and in my 
eyes, she possesses the wisdom of Solomon. So I visit her to share 
a meal and to find out what is important in life. And so far, I've 
learned that the most important things are the people we love and 
the stories we accumulate. Our stories remind us of who we are 

and what is important, they sustain us in difficult situations and pro- 
vide us with hope in the face of adversity. They provide a con- 
nection to our past and give us comfort during our life-long struggle 
to connect to something bigger than ourselves. 

Whether you are ready to soar out of the nest that we call 
Governor Dummer Academy or are being pushed out kicking and 
screaming, you are about to encounter a great deal of change in 
your life and will need your stories to comfort, console and inspire 
you. You will need your stories to tell the world who you are. So 
next year, as you attempt to find your way, tell your new classmates 
your stories. You all have hundreds of them that you've accumulat- 
ed during your time here; stories that cause a devilish grin to creep 
across your face, stories that make you beam with pride or stories 
that just make you shake your head in dismay. But if you are having 
trouble deciding which stories you should share, might I make the 
following suggestions: 

Tell them about the time you rallied your classmates to support the 
Special Olympics and Ozzie's Kids and Soup's On and New 
Orleanians. How you cajoled them to give their time, their money, 
their blood and even their bone marrow and how they never let 
you down. 

Tell them about the time your orchestra teacher put on his best 
red sneakers and led you in an inspiring rendition of The Pirates or 
the Caribbean theme song -- when you were lost in the moment 
and only brought back by the thunderous applause of your friends 
and family. 

Tell them how you broke not one but two 40-year old records 


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on your way to becoming the 
most celebrated distance runner 
at the Academy. 

Tell them how your teammates 
respected you, your coaches ran 
out of superlatives to praise you 
and your opponents sought 
your autograph. 

Tell them about the inspiration 
you've received from members 
of our community who have 
selflessly, cheerfully and coura- 
geously battled serious illness. 

Tell them about how the fresh- 
men in your dorm and FLIP 
groups look up to and aspire to 
be like you. Tell them how 
you've counseled them about 
dating, sports, studying for 
exam, about life in general. 
Explain how you set out to be a 
mentor, but wound up being a 

Tell them about the time you 
used calculus in an attempt to 
justify all the tardies in your aca- 
demic career and how you had 
everyone so confused that you 
just might have pulled it off. 

Tell them about the time you 
led the whole school in a stirring 
rendition of "Boom-chick-a- 
boom," just for the heck of it. 

Tell them that all the members 
of your class who were sitting 
with you at the first morning 
meeting in September were still 
sitting next to you at the last 
meeting in May. 

Tell them how no one was 
really sure what kind of a presi- 
dent you would be. How we all 
held our breath whenever you 
opened your mouth, never 
knowing what would come out. 
Explain how you worked tire- 

lessly to win us over and how 
during your last assembly we all 
held back tears as you "hung 
em up. 

Tell them about the time you 
bared your soul to the whole 
student body, when you shared 
about the time you lost a game, 
your innocence or a friend. Tell 
them about how the eruption of 
applause at the conclusion of 
your talk enveloped you like a 
big group hug and let you know 
that you were among friends. 

Tell them about the time you 
were having a lousy day and you 
bumped into Hunter Kingsbury 
or Katie Prinn on the walkway 
and everything seemed a little 
bit better. 

Tell them about your stealth 
early morning secret mission 
involving a pond and an 
Academy sign. 

Tell them about the time your 
team finally overcame its neme- 
sis for the first time in school his- 
tory. Attempt to convey how 
all of the suppressed emotions 
of all the failures and all the set- 
backs came bubbling up, mixing 
with the pure spontaneous joy 
of the moment and you wept 
unabashedly in the arms of your 
best friend and life-long team- 

Tell your new classmates your 
stories and they will know who 
you are. 

In years to come, the faculty 
will tell the story of a class that 
after the high emotions and 
drama of the previous year, sim- 
ply wanted to engage in some 
"good, clean, fun" and went 
about achieving this end with 

gusto. We will describe you as a 
class characterized by its laughter 
— from the familiar cackles that 
seem to accompany any trip 
down the walkway to the roars 
of the audience at Morning 
Meeting to the spontaneous 
laughter that will suddenly spring 
from a classroom. We will tell 
the story of a class that began 
the school year by climbing an 
actual mountain in much the 
same fashion that you would 
approach your metaphorical one 
-- with great bursts of enthusi- 
asm, lots of stumbling and some 
drifting off the path, but ulti- 
mately leading to a celebration 
at the summit. We, in the facul- 
ty, will tell your stories of perse- 
verance. You didn't always meet 
our high expectations, but we 
respect you because you 
weren't afraid to fail. You 
picked yourselves up, dusted 
yourselves off and then lent a 
hand to a help a friend because 
perhaps most of all, perhaps 
why you are all still with us, you 
were a class who took care of 
each other. 

It is likely that you have shed a 
tear or two over the course of 
your last week at the Academy. 
Perhaps because you find your- 
self saying good bye to that 
teacher, coach or dorm parent 
who believed in you and 
demanded more from you than 
you ever thought you could 
give. Perhaps because it was 
here that you found that special 
life-long friend. That person 
who can tell you that "dude, she 
is way out of your league," or 
that "yes, that skirt does make 

you look fat," or that your 
speech was entirely too long. 
Or perhaps it is because during 
these four short years some- 
where in between road trips to 
Brooks, late night study sessions 
and heart felt Chapel talks, you 
found something that many of us 
search for our whole lives, a 
sense of purpose and communi- 
ty. You've all made great sacri- 
fices here in the name of the 
greater good and the ultimate 
reward for that is an experience 
that is difficult to let go, a place 
to which it is hard to say good 

But take heart in the fact that 
no matter what our name is, you 
will always have a home here. 
This place will be a constant 
reminder of your jubuliant suc- 
cesses and your character form- 
ing failures. So don't be 
ashamed if some tears make their 
way down your cheeks this 
weekend. We understand why. 
Many of us adults in the room 
will be working hard to suppress 
our own as we say good bye to 
the class of 2006. As in 1988, 
it seems that I've droned on to 
stretch the moment a little bit, to 
keep you around a little longer, 
but I've stalled long enough, 
and it is time to let you go. In 
the end, this has been a long 
and drawn out way to deliver a 
very simple message that per- 
haps our Puritanical heritage pre- 
vents us from saying more often. 
It is an honor, on behalf of the 
faculty and staff, to say to the 
2006 graduating class of 
Governor Dummer Academy 
that we are so proud of you. ) 

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More than 300 alumni, family and friends 
returned to campus for Reunion Weekend, June 
9-11, 2006. Although the weather did not 
cooperate, spirits ran high and old friends came 
together and enjoyed a fun few days. Highlights 
of the weekend included cocktail parties in the 
newly renovated Student Center on Friday and in 
the Pescosolido Library on Saturday; an alumni 
concert interspersed with "The Academy News" 
and ending with the singing of the Senior Song 
under the direction of Clark Neily '37; and the 
traditional Champagne Luncheons for the Old 
Guard and for the 50th Reunion Class. Dining 
Services Director David Alonzi and his staff pro- 
vided great meals and ambience throughout the 

The Class of 1956 was recognized at the Annual 
Meeting as the class with the highest participation 
and greatest dollar amount contributed to the 
Annual Fund. The Class of 1981, it was noted, 
had the highest increase in participation, and the 
Class of 2001 had the greatest number of return- 
ing classmates. At the meeting, chaired by Carrie 
Nissi '77, Secretary-Treasurer of the Alumni 
Council, Headmaster Marty Doggett brought 
alums up to date on the state of the Academy. 
Special kudos go to Events Coordinator Sandy 
Keyes for all that she did to help make Reunion 
2006 a true success. 


Janet Adams-Wall, Michael '96 and Phyllis Silverio, Dwayne Thibeault, 
Jane Livingston '96, Ray Long '96 

Jordan Harband '01, 
Jessica Rybicki '01, 
Kristina Benson '01 

Frederic Franzius '51, 
Put Flint '37 

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Former faculty David Gosse and members of The Class of 2001: Larry Lyons, Brad 
Kasnet,John Shuster,jj Morrissey '02, Joe Levitt, Chris DeLisle 

Kori Winter '91, 
Alex Regan '91, 
Toby Levine '91, 
husband, Michael 

Samantha Boulais, Stirling Winder '04, 
Betsy Winder Moulton P'04 

Tracey O'Dea '81, 
David Marshall, 
jenny Steward '8 1 

Eva Ribarits-Smith, Perry Smith 16, Edward Elkin '56 


Hilda Rhodes, 

Stanely Rhodes '56, 

John Tisdale '56 

Sargent (Sarge) 
Kennedy '81, wife 
Debbie and their 


daughter, Katina; 

Kathryn O'Leary 

Shilale '81 


Tom Heald '66,Tim Maier '66 



The following class notes and photos were omitted inadvertently from The Spring Archon '06. 

Look for more class notes in the alumni section at or in The Fall Archon. 

California grow explosively into another 
Vail or Aspen. Mike is observing the 
growth with mixed emotions. 

Your Class Secretary has not heard 
from your Class Agent for the past two 
years. If there have been any Gump 
Hayden sightings, please let me know. 
That is it for now. Keep those cards 
and letters and emails coming. 


Tom Jansen '87 and his wife, Jen, at their store, Milk and Honey Bazaar, 
in Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island. 

Members of the Class of 1987: Paula Haas, Amy Forsthoffer, and 
Kristen Poulin from Amy's baby shower. 


Class of 1958 
Ralph E. Ardiffjr. 

238 Conant Street 

Danvers, MA 01923-2528 

(978) 774-3336 

rardiff@ardiffhlake. com 

The Class of 1958 certainly must be 
enjoying retirement, grandchildren, trav- 
el, golf, even lingering business obliga- 
tions because, once again, there has 
been very little communication with 
your depressed Class Secretary. 
Obviously, I have lost my appeal as I 
complete my 16th year as your Class 
Secretary. Is there any member of the 
Class of 1958 who has the enthusiasm 
and diligence to take over the secretari- 
al responsibilities as we move toward 
our 50th Reunion in just 2 years? 

To illustrate how boring the Class of 
1958 has become, Nuff Withinston 
reported that he has been working for 
the same firm for the last 38 years and 
has gone through 17 business cards as 

the firm continuously changed its name, 
with the latest version being Smith 
Barney, a division of Citigroup. Nuff 
further reports that he still has the same 
wife, same kids, same everything. He 
and June did break out of their rut and 
spent a couple of weeks biking and hik- 
ing through New Zealand. He even 
stopped by Sylvester Hardware to see 
his old buddy Jim, who looks exactly 
the same as his yearbook picture. 

Jim and Oaudette Main have been 
traveling extensively. As immediate 
past president of Skal International, they 
recently attended the International 
Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia and 
then spent 45 days cruising back via the 
Greek islands, Italy, Western 
Mediterranean and then across the 
Atlantic. Mike Dunsford is not happy 
with his creaking knees, but otherwise 
continues his very active lifestyle of 
backcountry hiking and skiing, and 
spending time with children and grand- 
children. Whenever he heads off now 
to the backcountry, his gear is supple- 
mented with a bottle of Advil. He has 
watched his community of Truckee, 

Class of 1959 

Mi rick Friend 

P.O. 540 

Mirror Lake, NH 03853- 


(603) 569-3212 


John Catlett writes that when he last 
wrote "I was just settling into a new flat 
in London's South Kensington neigh- 
borhood surrounded by most of what I 
acquired over three years living in India. 
I m struggling to decide which city is 
"home." I am torn between the charms 
(or perhaps more the dignity) of 
London and the excitement (or maybe 
just the practicality) of New York. The 
most interesting work I have to report to 
you took me to Afghanistan under the 
aegis of Internews, the non government 
organization I had worked for in Russia 
four years earlier. I agreed to the assign- 
ment just days before the treatment of 
prisoners in Abu Ghraib became 
known, so it was with some trepidation 
that I arrived in Kabul in June of 2004. 
My assignment was to teach the station 
managers how to plan and budget for 
their future and how to develop adver- 
tising revenues that would have to sup- 
plant the USAID grants as they expired. 
Internews also hired me to go to 
Indonesia in December 2004. The 
radio stations there are very well devel- 
oped and advertising support is sub- 
stantial. My last sessions were in 
Medan, Sumatra, only 50 miles from 
the coast nearest the epicenter of the 
tsunami which devastated so much of 
the Asia Pacific only a week after I left. 
These radio stations were invaluable in 
coordinating the relief efforts. This year 
my mother marked her 90th birthday by 
hosting a summer reunion for the entire 
family at the celebrated Grand Hotel 

on Mackinac Island in northern 
Michigan. Then my brothers and I 
hosted a brunch for her in our home 
town of Mansfield, Ohio near her actu- 
al birthday in December. Forty of the 
62 in attendance were relatives, some 
of whom I had not seen in forty years! 
How is Mom, you ask? When we 
arrived to pick her up on the morning of 
the party, she had already shoveled two 
inches of new fallen snow from her 
porch, walk, and part of the driveway!" 

Tad Akin tells us that there have 
been no radical changes in what Becky 
and he have been doing in the past 
year. They continue to go to Puerto 
Vallarta each year following 
Thanksgiving for a week. His second 
oldest, Ron, and his wife recently 
moved from Santa Barbara to Santa 
Cruz so visiting them and their two little 
girls is going to be easier. His third old- 
est, Gabby, just moved to San 
Francisco and is loving it. She is 27 and 
single. Her little brother, John, who is 
6'3" and 225, is also living there. I 
continue to collect music. "Becky and I 
love to cook so that keeps us busy as 
we cook every evening. I continue to 
wind down my insurance business, and 
only work about 5 to 8 hours a week 
on it... .that's just enough." Jim Foley 
writes that he has been elected as the 
Secretary of the Senior Citizens Club. 
He loves the pot luck lunches "because 
the women up here can really cook." 
He has a new Chihuahua, Ellie, who is 
nine months old, is getting into every- 
thing and is a great companion to the 
nine-year-old Chihuahua. 

Dr. Ken Wolf sent information that 
he continues to practice as an eye 
physician and surgeon in Lewiston, 
ME. He continues to serve as an invit- 
ed faculty member aboard Project 
ORBIS which is a DC-10 flying eye 
teaching hospital whose staff teaches 
eye surgery to doctors in the third 
world. In this capacity Ken has traveled 
to China, Ethiopia and will soon be 
going to Peru. He is still losing golf 
balls. When not doing that he flies his 
plane with his wife Fredda of 42 years 
to Florida to visit their daughter and 
grandchild. Their son is a general man- 
ager of a restaurant in Portland, ME. 

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Reunion 2006 

Alumni under the direction of Clark Neily '37 singThe Senior Song. 

Alumni Music Concert participants: left to right Kelsey Quigley '04, Jenny Steward '81, 
Nate Efmger '01, Concert Director Chris Stowens, Chris Frangos '83, Rahul Sivaprasad '94, 
Jyllian Paul '02. 

Above: The Ogden boys enjoy some pie 
after running in the annual Pie Race. 

Headmaster Marty Doggett addresses 
alumni at the Annual Meeting. 

August | 2006 

Alumni Authors, 
Where are You? 

We would like to make our readers 
aware of books authored by alumni. 

Please let us know of published 

books you or your former 

classmates have written. 

Send a copy or an electronic version 

of the cover to 

Upcoming Events for 
Parents and Alumni 


8 New Parents Luncheon 

1 5 Remis Gallery and Youngman 

Gallery Receptions/Openings 
25 Fall Golf Classic at Essex 

County Club 

27 Washington D.C. Reception 

28 Remis Recital 


8 Symphony by the Sea 
12 Senior Parents Dinner 
13-14 Parents Weekend 
19 New York City Reception 
25 Chicago Reception 
28 Alumni Tailgate; Student 
Voice Concert 


1 0-1 I Fall Student Drama 
1 2 Symphony by the Sea 
22 Young Alumni Milestone Stop 
at the Grog 

Stay tuned for dates and locations of fall alumni 
receptions in Washington, DC, New York City, 
Chicago, Portland, ME and San Francisco. 

Consult the website at for more news 
about Academy events. 


Greatest Distance 

Runner in 
Academy's History 

Todd Eudailey '06 

Boys Varsity Tennis 

"Andrew Huebner is the greatest 
distance runner in the Academy 
history," according to Coach David 
Abusamra. On May 24, Andrew 

Season Record: 4-11 
MVP: Carl M. Sieger 

All League Honorable Mention: 
Carl M. Sieger 

Of NoteHighlights: Upset win over St. 
George's and two hard-earned wins over St. 
Sebastiaen's and Lawrence. 

Four-Year Letter Winner: 
Todd W. Eudailey 

'06 received the Gilbert Distance 

Running Award at the annual 
spring Athletics Banquet. Former 
Academy record holder Randy 
Langenbach '63 made it back to 
campus to present the award to 


Varsity Softball 

Season Record: 16-0 

MVP: Emilie E. Arthur 

Coaches Award: Lauren E. Guidi 

ISL MVP: Emilie E. Arthur 

All League: Emilie E. Arthur, Erin 

C. Connors, Lauren E. Whiting, 

Elizabeth C. Guyton 

All League Honorable Mention: 

Lauren E. Guidi, Meghan Harnett 

Four-Year Varsity Letter Winners: 

Emilie E. Arthur, Erin C. Connors, 

Meghan Hartnett, Elizabeth C. 


Highlight: ISL Champions with an 

undefeated season 

Emilie Arthur '06 

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Meghan Griesbach '08 

Girls Track 

Season Record: 4-4 
MVP: Tara A. Karin 
Coaches Award: Leslie K. Ward 
Gilbert Distance Running Award: Keara C. Thomas 
All New England Javelin: Tara A. Karin 
All League 800: Keara C. Thomas 
All League 1500: Keara C. Thomas 
All League Shot Put: Leslie K. Ward 
All League Javelin: Tara A. Karin, Abbey L. Karin 
All League 4X400: Allison Barnaby, Meghan 
Griesbach, Kelly J. Pope, Keara C. Thomas 
All League 3000 Honorable Mention: 
Caroline Turnbull 

Four-Year Letter Winner: Dana E. Vancisin 
Highlights: Two school records broken during sea- 
son; Second place in New England Division Two 

Andrew Huebner '0b 

Boys Track 

Season Record: 6-2 

MVP: Andrew D. Huebner 

Coaches Award: Ryan J. Becker 

Gilbert Distance Running Award: 

Andrew D. Huebner 

All League 800: Andrew D. Huebner 

All League 1500: Andrew D. Huebner 

All League 3000: Andrew D. Huebner 

All League 200: Steven M. Cody 

All League 4X100: Ryan J. Becker, 

James M. Lawrence, Steven M. Cody, 

Mohammed Hassan Sulley 

All League 4X400: Ryan J. Becker, 

Steven M. Cody, Francis John Peter Donovan, 

Andrew D. Huebner 

All League 400 Honorable Mention: 

Steven M. Cody 

All League Discus Honorable Mention: 

Mark C. Rinaldi 

All League Javelin Honorable Mention: 

Mou Deng Riiny 

All League Pole Vault Honorable Mention: 

Raymond A. Boghos 

Four-Year Letter Winner: Andrew D. Huebner 

Highlight: Three school records broken and one 

tied; Third place in New England Division Two 


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Zachary Richards '06 

Varsity Golf 

Season Record: 8-4-2 

MVP: Zachary L. Richards 

Louis Quinzio Coaches Award: Daniel A. 


Four-Year Letter Winner: Daniel A. 


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Anna Perocchi '08 

Girls Varsity Tennis 

Season Record: 1-12 

MVP: Anna K. Perocchi 

Coaches Award: Rebecca A. Roche 

All League Honorable Mention: 

Anna K. Perocchi 

Four-Year Letter Winner: Rebecca A. Roche 

Highlight: Team received ISL Marion A. 

Jessup Sportsmanship Trophy 

Varsity Baseball 

Season Record: 6-9 

MVP: Nicholas J. Caro 

Senior Trophy: Matthew D. Moore 

All League: Nicholas J. Caro 

All League Honorable Mention: Jason 

P. Michaud, Herbert A. Kent 

Cory Spinale '06 

Varsity Boys Lacrosse 

Season Record: 15-1 

MVP: Cory P. Spinale 

Coaches Award: Richard S. Dubord 

All American: Cory P. Spinale 

AH New England: Martin Cahill, Kevin A. Campbell, 

Cory P. Spinale 

All League: Martin Cahill, Cory P. Spinale, Kevin A. 

Campbell, Jared B. Wood, Timothy L. Langmaid 

All League Honorable Mention: Richard S. Dubord, 

Jeffrey K. Muscatello, Joseph E. Orloff, Michael T. 

Shakespeare, Jacques D. Ward 

Four-Year Letter Winner: Richard S. Dubord 

Highlight: Co-champions in the ISL with the most wins 

in the program's history 


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Varsity Girls Lacrosse 

Season Record: 6-6 

Charles L. Scharfe MVP: Margaret K. Metz 

Most Improved Player: Anna B. Smith 

All League: Margaret K. Metz, Anne L. dayman 

All League Honorable Mention: Rossli C. Chace 

Four-Year Letter Winner: Mackenzie J. Pelletier, Elizabeth N. 


Highlight: Win over BB&N in overtime after being tied with 

23.9 seconds left on the clock 


More Athletics Accolades and 


Congratulations to the many Academy athletes and teams that 
ended their seasons with great achievements and accolades! 

August | 2006 

Mark Rinaldi was the recipient of the 2006 Massachusetts Hockey 
Sportsmanship Award presented at the Mass. Hockey Annual Meeting 
in June 

Margaret Metz, Alex McLaih and Annie Clayman represented Lower 
New England at the US Lacrosse National tournament 

* The girls varsity tennis team won the ISL Marion A. Jessup Sportsmanship Trophy 

* The girls varsity softball team won the ISLs with an undefeated season 

* Emilie Arthur was named Gatorade Massachusetts Softball Player of the Year after 
leading the Academy to the ISL title, an undefeated season, and its first win over 
arch rival Brooks. She went 10-0 with and .32 ERA, striking out 65, walking just 
six batters in 67 innings. She is a four-time All-ISL selection. 

' The boys varsity lacrosse team finished the season as ISL co-champions, garnering 
the title with a 15-1 record, 14-1 in the ISL, the most wins in the program's history 

• The girls varsity track team took second in the New England Division 
Two Championship 

The boys varsity track team took third in the New England Division Two 

Tara Karin was named the 2006 New England Division Two Champion 
in the javelin and broke the school records in the javelin throw and the 
triple jump 

• Ryan Becker, James Lawrence, Hassan Sulley and Steven Cody set a new 
school record in the 4 x 100 relay 

Steven Cody tied the school record in the 100m 

• Andrew Huebner broke the school records in both the 800-meter and 
1500-meter runs. Both records had stood for more than 40 years! 

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News from the Board 

Daniel Morgan '67, distinguished president of the Governor Dummer Academy Board of Trustees for the 
past 10 years, stepped down from his post, effective June 2006, due to demands of his business. He 
will continue to serve on the Board. Jeff Gordon '69 will be the new president of the board. 

Before attending the Academy, Jeff Gordon graduated from Shore Country Day School in Beverly, MA. After 
the Academy, he went on to earn a Bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University. As Jeff's advisor and 
mentor at the Academy, Heb Evans encouraged Jeff to attend Johns Hopkins where Heb's father, G. Heberton 
Evans Jr., was the Dean of the Faculty and head of the Political Economics Department. The senior Evans was Jeff's 
advisor briefly before his retirement. Having had both father and son Evans as advisors may be unique in the annals 
of academe! 

Jeff's career began at the Old Colony Trust Division of The First National Bank of Boston. He later joined White, 
Weld & Co. in the Providence, Rl office, and in 1978 founded Slocum, Gordon & Co. LLP, an investment man- 
agement firm in Newport, Rl, where he serves as managing partner. 

Jeff has been involved with many non-profit organizations. He is currently the President of the Board of Directors 
of the Trinity Landmark Preservation Fund, and has been a past Treasurer of Trinity Church in Newport. As a for- 
mer trustee of St. Michael's Country Day School in Newport, Jeff also served a ten-year term as President of its 
Board of Trustees. 

At Governor Dummer, Jeff was the first Alumni Trustee elected to the Board in 1977. For the past 16 years, he 
has been Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. He received the Alumnus of the Year Award in 1994 and has been 
his class secretary since graduation. 

Jeff and his wife, Jan, live on an 18th-century farm in Portsmouth, Rl. Brooks, their youngest, graduated this spring 
from Johns Hopkins and will be working in the investment field in New York. Meredith, who graduated from Yale, 
is now at Columbia Business School, and Hope, who graduated from Duke, was married last summer and is now 
a teacher/coach at Moorestown Friends School outside of Philadelphia. Jan has her own marketing firm that spe- 
cializes in luxury travel. She spent nearly 20 years with the West Indies Management Company (WIMCO) where 
she was vice president of marketing and sales. 

Jeff's interests include fly-fishing, boating, tennis, squash, and his main passion, his Springer Spaniels. His first 
encounter with the dog breed was in Heb Evans' math class, where Heb's two Springers, Wendy and Tinker, 
were frequently curled up in the corner, oblivious to the chalk Heb often threw at dozing students in his classroom. 
When Jeff moved to Newport in 1976, Heb mentioned to him that one of Tinker's litter was available, and thus 
began Jeff's love affair with Springers that has lasted 30 years, and is still going strong with his current dog, Tristan. 

In other Board news, Steve Shapiro '74 will assume the duties of Treasurer; Gerry Mack and Chris Beebe '55 
were re-elected as Vice Presidents, and Jim Rudolph '68 will continue to serve as Board Secretary. New trustees 
are Susan Shea P'07, Mark Whiston, Sarah Willeman '99 and Kathy Burgess '91. I 


August | 2006 

Looking Back, 
Looking Ahead 

Dan Morgan '67, P'97, '02 stepped down in June as President of the Board of Trustees after 
10 years of distinguished service to the Academy. 

As a parent, I have found that the most accurate measure for getting a fix on the passage of time is by figuring out where the chil- 
dren are in their lives. It's only through that sure-fire method that I can grasp the reality of the fact that it's been over a decade since 
I was first elected to serve as President of the Board of Trustees. My oldest daughter, Mayo '97, was finishing her junior year and 
about to become a senior at the Academy. Robb '02 started a year after Mayo's graduation and now he's finishing up at Colby. 
That certainly accounts for 10 years and it's helpful because, otherwise, I would not believe the time could go by so fast. 

I have written to you every year and I'm sure my message has been consistent in its positive outlook. It has been easy to write 
those reports. There has been so much to celebrate each year. Our school was on a roll long before I took over the job, and we 
are set to continue that upward trend long into the future. The reason is simple. Our school does not depend on the abilities of 
just one individual. All the progress made during the past decade had nothing to do with me but everything to do with the cul- 
ture and ethos that has been engrained into every aspect of the life and of the administration of The Governor's Academy. "Non 
Sibi Sed Alliis" sets an important standard. 

The Trustees have been a remarkable group to be a part of for almost 20 years. The unique talents that each trustee brings to 
the school and how well those talents are shared and utilized has been extraordinary to behold. I have been a part of other organ- 
izations, but the selflessness, caring and dedication I have witnessed consistently through the years sets this Board at a different 
level in my mind. As I said, this modus operandi was in effect before I came to the Board and will continue long into the future. 
It has been institutionalized into the culture of the group. Jeff Gordon will be a superb President of the Board and he knows very 
well what a terrific organization he will lead. 

I have been blessed to serve as President of the Board during the administrations of two great Headmasters, Peter Bragdon and 
Marty Doggett. I do not use the word "great" lightly. They have proven themselves to be superior leaders. However, as talented 
as is each one of these men and how successful has been the school under each one's leadership, both would tell you that it is 
the people this school brings together and the institutionalized dynamics of how decisions are reached and how people behave 
and interact that have been the keys for the on-going success. Such a culture takes generations to develop and it takes deep root 
around the Mansion House. 

I have also observed time and time again through a multitude of personal contacts over the years that a core resource our school 
draws its strength from is deeply caring and loyal alumni/ae and exceedingly supportive parents. As in the other previously cited 
critical factors for success, these important groups which sustain our school will continue to remain steadfast even through the most 
difficult times because the bond is tied to the heart. 

As it was when I took over in 1996, I see a school that is surging forward. Most importantly, I see even more clearly today that 
this will continue for the long term because the elements that have brought us our success are woven deeply within the culture of 
our school. Hard work will continue to be part of the formula for success but that too is a part of our culture. It comes with the 
diploma. It has been a privilege to be a part of the past and it will be a joy to watch as others take our school into its bright future. 

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Helm of Board 

As I look ahead in my new position, it is easy for me to think 
of this as a continuum, a seamless transition from those Board 
Presidents under whom I have worked and learned during my 
time as a trustee at the Academy. Dick Phippen, Skip 
Pescosolido, Dodge Morgan, and most recently, Dan Morgan, 
are giants in this school because the imprint each of them has left 
on this Academy will be felt for years to come. Our school has 
grown and prospered during these last 30 years because of the 
extraordinary relationship that has existed between the Board 
President and the Headmaster. Working hand in hand with Jack 
Ragle, Peter Bragdon and now Marty Doggett, each of these men 
charted a course together that was bold, yet totally consistent with 
our school's mission. 

What impresses me most over my entire love affair with this 
school is how its ethos has remained so constant. Mac Murphy 
once told me as we were crossing the Sager Bowl heading back 
to the gym, 'The students at Governor Dummer have no preten- 
sions. We are a bit different than some of our competitor schools 

in that way, and we want our graduates to leave here accom- 
plished young adults, but with a sense of humility." I'll never for- 
get those words. I look around today at our students, and this 
ethos, this essential character of the boys and girls who come to 
the Academy is totally consistent with Mac's comments to me 
nearly 40 years ago. How it is possible that all the admissions 
directors from John Witherspoon, to Mike Moonves, to Peter 
Bidstrup, and all who came in between, have been able to mold 
a student body so in keeping with that heritage is a testament to 
the long and enduring mission of The Governor's Academy that 
pervades everything we do here. There can be no more essential 
element to this ethos than the teachers who nurture our young 
people in the classroom, on the playing fields, in their dormito- 
ries, on the stage, in after-hour bull sessions, and as life-long men- 
tors when their graduates return to campus to renew old friend- 
ships. These men and women are the heartbeat of this fine old 
school, and it has been that way from what seems like time in 


The trustees' job is very simple: understand the ethos of the 
school, find ways to cultivate and nurture it by supporting the 
Headmaster and his faculty, provide the resources to make that 
possible, and do whatever is necessary to insure that the mission 
of the school is widely understood and advanced. Each trustee 


August | 2006 

continued from page 31 

brings some wealth to the table: it might be financial, a unique 
skill set, or a passion for the school that motivates his or her work 
on a committee. However that wealth is defined, the Board of 
Trustees has one, and only one, central focus: the well-being 
and success of the school to which they have pledged them- 
selves during their term of office. All we need to do is look 
around us on this magnificent campus to see the fruits of their 
efforts spanning not just decades, but centuries. 

When we think of the partnership that must exist to ensure the 
success at schools like ours, the alumni stand prominently at the 
top of the list. We, the alumni of the Academy, are the collec- 
tive memory, the collective conscience, and most importantly 
we provide the essential financial support that allows the school 
to function. Think about this. When we were here as students, 
our parents paid a tuition that only fractionally covered the real 
cost of our education. We didn't know it at the time, but some 
generous alumni and trustees provided resources that subsi- 
dized our education. Others did so in their wills by way of 
bequests that formed the Academy's endowment. Without 
these funds, an education here would cost a prohibitive amount 
of money, and we certainly would not be the same school we 
now know. For example, in today's budget, if the boarding 
tuition alone were set at a level to pay for the actual annual cost 
of an Academy education, it would exceed $50,000. The dif- 
ference between that real $50,000 cost and the actual board- 
ing tuition of $37,500 is generously subsidized by our alumni, 
past and present, in the form of annual giving and the annual 
endowment distribution. Alumni giving replenishes the well 
each year for a new generation who will in their own time con- 
tinue the tradition of repaying their school for the benefits they 
received when they were here as students. 

Finally, let me say a brief word about the name of our school. 
Much has been written and spoken about the reasoning and 
logic of the name change, so I will not go into that here. What 
I do want to say though is that all of us who were students here, 
in fact, everyone including those who graduated in June, were 
students at Governor Dummer Academy. Our memories of this 
place will, for all time, be processed as Governor Dummer 
Academy, and when you are here on your old campus and you 
are recalling your years here with your classmates, you should 
feel totally comfortable in speaking of your school with the famil- 
iar name you remember. You should know that the name 
Governor Dummer Academy endures as the legal name of this 
corporation, and you would be totally correct referring to it in 
that way. Our new name, The Governor's Academy, is 
designed for our future, and while it is a change, I prefer to call 
it an evolution because other than a word or two in the title, we 
really are simply extending the glide path we have been on since 
the days when Buster, Art, Mac, Ben, Uncle Tom, Ted, Val, 
Jack, Peter, Heb, Dave, Dick, Mike, Larry, Chris, Paul, Linda, 
Abu... and a long, long list of master teachers molded us into 
young men and women, ready to go out in the world and count 
for something. Arthur Sager, as was his habit, put a fine point 
to it when he said, at Governor Dummer we don't teach sub- 
jects, we teach boys and girls. 

A young freshman, Gabriella Riley '09, eloquently captured 
this unique connection we all have to the Academy in her 
recent article in The Governor, "Freshman Year at the 
Academy: A Student's Reflections." She writes: "It is hard to 
tell what makes Governor Dummer Academy so amazing. 
Maybe it is the feeling that once you are here, everything will 
be alright, that no matter what, once you're here, you are 
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Headmaster Marty Doggett hands the check for the new squad car to 
Newbury Police Chief Michael A. Reilly. Selectman Joe Story looks on. 

Marty Doggett hands computer to Newbury Elementary School princi- 
pal Sylvia Jordan. Newbury Educational Collaborative chair Audrey Keller 
is on left; PTA president Ellen Oliver and Selectman Story are on right. 

Academy Donates Squad Car and Computers 











Headmaster Marty Doggett handed Newbury Police Chief Michael 
Reilly a check for $30,000 on June 15, the cost of the new squad car 
that arrived minutes earlier as a gift from the Academy. "Words can't 
express our gratitude," commented Chief Reilly. The police depart- 
ment had been limited to two working squad cars since the floods in 
May took their third out of commission. The two operating vehicles 
have more than 110,000 miles each on them, Reilly explained, leaving 
the department in "tough shape." The new vehicle, a 2006 Ford 
Crown Victoria, is fully outfitted with flashing lights, two-way radio, 
spotlight, siren, bars and all the electronics needed on a police car. 

Newbury Selectman Joseph Story '61 was also on hand when the 
car arrived at the Department, expressing his appreciation of the 
Academy's generosity. 

"Over the years, we have been committed to being a good neigh- 
bor," Doggett explained. "Each year we make contributions to the 

Police Department, Fire Department and emergency squads. Two years 
ago we made a capital gift to the Fire Department for their new station. 
Both the Newbury Fire Department and the Newbury Police 
Department provide great service to the Academy. We just want to 
show them, in a concrete way, our appreciation for their hard work." 
Moments later, Doggett and Story went over to the Newbury 
Elementary School to donate more than 20 used Dell laptop comput- 
ers to the school. The school has just created a new media lab with 
14 desktop computers with flat screen monitors. The laptops will be 
transported on a mobile cart to different classrooms as needed for proj- 
ects and research. The Newbury Education Collaborative, a volunteer 
fundraising organization, raised the money for the new media lab at 
two fund raisers held at the Academy, a wine tasting and silent auction 
last year and a Mardi Gras event this year. 

Academy Annual Fund Marks Record-Breaking Year! 

Projections based on collected gifts and pledges indicate that the 2005-2006 Annual Fund will surpass its goal of 1.3 million dol- 
lars, thereby making the year a significant record-breaker. 

"We could not have achieved this important goal without the generous support of our community members including alumni, par- 
ents, faculty, grandparents and friends," according to Director of Development Lori Correale. 'The Annual Fund helps us sustain 
our state of the art facilities and support our gifted faculty as they educate the leaders of tomorrow. All our donors have to do is 
enter our classrooms to see their dollars making a difference in the lives of our capable and promising students. Alumni and 
parents may not realize that it costs annually $10,000 more than what we charge in tuition to provide an Academy education to 
one student. Gifts to the Annual Fund help us to bridge this gap each year and provide important financial support for our core 

The final results for the Annual Fund will be reported in the Annual Report in the November issue of The Archon. 

34 I The Archon I Summer Supplement 

August | 2006 

New Name... 
Same Great School 


Dum'r Charity School 


Dummer Academy 


Governor Dummer Academy 


• II 


The Governor's Academy 

Our new website address is 

Please consult the website for up-to-date news on alumni and 
parent events, current athletics schedules, student activities, and 
look for our new website this summer. 

Our new email addresses are 

Make sure we have your correct email address so that we can 
send you news as it happens. Don't be left out! We want to hear 
from you and we want you to hear from us! 

The Archon 

Published since 1884 

John M. Doggcttjr. P'04; 07, '08 


Judith H. Klein P'99, '08 

Art Director 

Christie Rawlinsjackson 


Hockmeyer O'Connor Studios 

Insight Studios 

David Oxton P'03, '08 

Director of Development 
Lori Coneale 

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations 

Michael A. Moonves P'82 

Director of Annual Giving 

Martha Leonard Delay 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, President 

Christopher C. Beebe '55, Co- Vice President 

Gerry Mack, P'87, '91, '93, Co-Vice President 
James L. Rudolph '68, P'05, Secretary 

Steven G. Shapiro '74, P'09, Treasurer 

William L.Alfond '67 

Adrienne Berry-Burton P'96, '04 

Christopher Collins P'07 

Henry B. Eaton'70, P'03, '08 

Beverly Giblin P'04, '05 

Clifford J. Gillespie 

C. David Grayer P'OO 

Lauren Gudonis P'03 

Stephen G Kasnet '62, P'95 

Richard M. Kelleher P'99, '01 

Priscilla M. Mclnnis P'02, '03, '06 

Kara Moheban McLoy '88 

Daniel M. Morgan '67, P'97, '02 

Brian H. Noyes '76 
James Pierce '72, P'08 

Haskell Rliett '54 

George S Scharfe P'95, '00 

Susan L. Shea P'07 

CTIiomas Tenney Jr. '69 

Bruce C. Turner '83 

Mark W. Wliiston 

Alumni Trustees 
Sung J. An '95 
Jason Greenherg '96 
Sarah Willeman '99 

Ex Officio 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, President, Alumni Council 

Alumni Council 

Catherine D. Burgess '91, President 

Chris D'Orio '88, Vice President 

Carolyn Nissi '77 ', Secretary-Treasurer 

David Corbett '91 

John P. English '28 (Life Member) 

Elizabeth Tuthill Farrell '84 

Putnam P. Flint '37, GP'99 (Life Member) 

Anthony P. Fusco '85 

Shawn Gager '88 

Franklin E. Huntress '52 

Joseph E. MacLeod '56 

Katherine Dobie Meyer '96 

Paul Nardoue '86 

Howard J. Navins '31, P'63, '66, GP'93 (Founder, Life Member) 

Matthew Remis '92 

Chris Ruggiero '92 

Brian Rybicki '96 

Gretchen Scharfe '95 

Marc K.Tucker '68, P'Ol, '05 

Alison Williams '89 

Jessica Zaplin '99 

Ex Officio 

Peter T Butler, '62, Past President 
James C. Deveney Jr.' 60, Past President 
John S. Mercer 64, P'95, Past President 
Karen A. Schulte '83, Past President 
Peter M. Sherin '59, Past President 
Arthur H. Veasey III '68, Past President 

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